Greetings Everyone: Good to be back, teaching and ruminating with colleagues here at U of D. This semester got off to another cold start with all the snow we’ve been facing. Today the temps are a balmy 36 plus degrees but no snow.. that is in S.F. This semester I’m teaching a graduate course on FEMINISMS AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA and an undergraduate course on SEXUALITY AND GENDER STUDIES. My students are wonderful, enthusiastic and smart. Aside from teaching I’m working with two other colleagues on a collection tentatively entitle: FEMINIST CYBERSPACES. Lots going on as we incorporate new technologies into the feminist classroom.
Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Alvina E. Quintana,
Associate Professor of Women & Gender Studies
University of Delaware
So long, the days since I last posted on this blog.
As I write now reflecting on the spring term, I am pleased to report it a huge success.
Our newly formed Hemispheric Dialogues research cluster continues to evolve into a dynamic and much need intellectual community. The cluster hosted Professor Juan Flores who gave a public address and held a seminar meeting with the cluster. Aside from his visit Women’s Studies hosted Bettina Aptheker, who inagurated the Master Class series, presenting on Feminisms and Social Justice to an audience of more then 300 students– a huge success in all regards. Both my classes went smoothly leaving students excited about the course material and their learning. Most importantly, my experimental course focused on Feminisms and the African American Diaspora went extremely well. We look forward to producing a site on Second Life representing the Underground Railroad. Thanks to all the students for the hard work and enthusiasm. Enjoy your summer.. I’m off now for a sabbatical leave that will give me the time to complete my book project.
Can you believe it, yet another snow forecast for this evening? This semester continues to bring challenges with drivers forced to negotiate snow mountains, which once beautiful- are now reduced to dirty piles of funky ice. We’re hangin but dreaming of warmer climes. One good sign my orchid is beginning to flower.
2010 began with some killer storms, two of them blizzards, which delayed the opening of the new semester by a few days. I’m looking forward to this semester and am especially excited about my new class “Feminisms & the African Diaspora” which is cross listed with Black American Studies and the English Department.
Welcome Back. The Fall semester is now under way, the weather has shifted and everyone is in work-mode. This semester I’m teaching Introduction to Sexuality and Gender and Women, Race & Ethnicity, with a focus on Latinas in the U.S.A.
My Women’s Studies capstone course (Women’s Stories: Testimonio, Memoirs & Oral History) has entered the virtual world of Second Life, where they created an installation featuring examples of their three-minute videos of the Latina Oral history project.
Note: With this link, you must download Second Life before you can view the student video clips.
Happy New Year! We’re in the early weeks of our Spring term. This semester I’m teaching the Women’s Studies capstone course and Women’s Stories: Testimonio, Memoirs & Oral History.
Just wishing everybody a happy holiday season! Have fun and be safe!
Welcome to the personal page of Profesora Alvina Quintana. You can use the navbar at the top to see more about my writing, research, courses, media experiments, and personal artwork. This front page will include updates and notes about my life. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.